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Clematis ‘The President’

The President’ has 5-6″ rich, purple-blue flowers, vigorous. This vine grows best in a fertile, well-drained, alkaline soil. A choice site is key to the success of establishing this perennial; roots should be kept cool and moist. This is a hardy, compact and free-flowering variety of Clematis.

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# Description Units Available Price/Unit
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CL227BAG Clematis 'The President' out of stock $26.75
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CL810000 Clematis Assortment out of stock $95.00
CL227-1
CL227-2

Plant Details +

Size Root established in 2-1/2" square plastic pots
Height 8-12'
Spacing 4'
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Sun to partial shade
Foliage Leaves are opposite and widely spaced on thin vines with tendrils for entwining
Flower Rich, purple-blue flowers. A very striking color!
Bloomtime May - September

General Information +

Botanical: Clematis

Common: Clematis 'The President'

Family: Ranunculaceae

General Characteristics: Clematis may be planted and trained to cover walls, trellis, posts, fences, arbors or to cover rocky sites. It will need support. Prefers a rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.6-6.5. Clematis do best in neutral or slightly alkaline soils, but they are somewhat adaptable. If you have very acid soil, try to add some calcium when you plant. If you want to grow really good clematis you should incorporate a little lime in the planting holes. Roots should be planted in a cool moist environment, while the vine itself should be in the sun. Root area should be protected. They require 1" of water a week. 'The President' is a classic with a long flowering period. The rich, (6 inch) blooms, followed by spiky seedheads, are borne on compact plants, ideal for containers and small gardens. Spiky, attractive seedheads.

Clematis Repeat Blooming: GROUP B: These are early double and semi-double mid-season cultivars. They bloom mid June and if healthy they will bloom again around September in a smaller show of color. These bloom on the new growth that is produced from old buds produced on stems from the previous season. If they are pruned to the ground, they will bloom, but will miss the big and beautiful early flower period. Remove dead and weak stems in February or March, leaving the best of last year's buds. Once they finish blooming, cut the plant back to 16" to encourage new growth for fall flowering.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Deer Resistant and Resistant to Walnut Toxicity, Aphids, Clematis Borer, Stem Rot and Slugs